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LITTLE STAUGHTON - Roll of Honour

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Memorial from two angles
Photographs Copyright © Brenda Asplin 2001

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Inside the church on a brass plaque. Memorial gives names and Regiment.

1914 – 1918
IN MEMORIAM
THESE GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR

MARSHALL

Walter

Sergeant 3/8751. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 28 September 1916. Born Little Staughton. Lived Little Staughton. Enlisted Aldershot. Brother of Alfred Marshall of Crown Farm Cottages, Great Staughton, St. Neots, Hunts. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Ref. I.A.12.

HAWKINS

Ernest

Pte G/28098. 12th Battalion Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday 26 September 1916. Age 19. Born Keyson (sic). Lived Little Stoughton (sic). Enlisted Bedford. Son of Thomas & Julia Hawkins of Little Staughton, St. Neots, Hunts. Commemorated: Cayeux Military Cemetery, Some, France. Ref. III.A.15.

MARSHALL

John

Pte. 201126. 4th Battalion Essex Regiment (Formerly 10772 Bedfordshire Regiment). Memorial records him as 2nd Beds. Regt. Killed in action Tuesday 27 March 1917. Born & lived Little Staughton. Enlisted Bedford. Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Ref. Panels 33 – 39.

REED

W.H.

2nd K.R.R. No further information available at present.

ROBINS

Alfred Charles

Pte. 204360. 12th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Formerly 9095 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Wednesday 1 August 1917. Age 19. Born Kinsbolton (sic). Lived St. Neots. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Charles & Elizabeth Robins of The Crown, Little Staughton, St. Neots, Hunts. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. Panel 34.

ROBINS

John

Pte. 10775. 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Wednesday 23 June 1915. Age 18. Born and lived Little Staughton. Enlisted Bedford. Son of Harry & Ada Robins of Little Staughton, St. Neots, Hunts. Commemorated: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. VIII.B.46.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1939 – 1945

SAUNDERS

Sydney John

Sergeant 1610621. Pilot. 38 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Monday 3 July 1944. Age 22. Son of John Thomas Saunders and Lilian Saunders of Little Staughton, Bedfordshire. Commemorated: Leros War Cemetery, Leros, Greece. Ref. Coll. Grave 2 C. 4-6.

Below the brass plaque, a stone plaque records:

IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS
OF THE
109 AND 582 PATHFINDER SQUADRONS
ROYAL AIR FORCE
FROM GREAT BRITAIN & THE COMMONWEALTH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES DURING
THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945
ON OPERATIONS FROM R.A.F. LITTLE STAUGHTON

Photographs Copyright © Brenda Asplin 2002

A stone memorial on the edge of the airfield reads:

ROYAL AIR FORCE
LITTLE STAUGHTON.
109 AND 582 SQUARDONS
8 GROUP
PATH FINDER FORCE
BOMBER COMMAND
1944 - 1945

Photographs Copyright © Brenda Asplin 2002

Little Staughton Baptist

Transcribed by John Page.

On the gravestone to Henry and Elizabeth Smith in Little Staughton Baptist Chapel Yard.

Horace, their only son
and beloved husband of
ELIZABETH SMITH.
Killed at Oppy Wood, France
April 29 1917, aged 29.
Interred in France.

SMITH

Horace Henry

Corporal 39264, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 29th April 1917. Born Eaton Socon, enlisted Huntingdon, resident Godmanchester. Formerly 1218, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de CAlais, France. Bay 7.

30 January 2005

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